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Anti-Scraping is tomorrow’s Anti-Virus

June 17, 2014 | All Automated Threats Bot Prevention Technologies

Like we say, hard work only pays off when we protect it, Data protection has now become one of the top most priorities of e-commerce, classifieds and aggregator websites in the present digital world.

For that matter, any website that contains unique content has to safeguard their hard earned information from the competitors to retain their customers and competitive edge.

Web scraping services are now available for less than a few dollars per month and the unethical practice of web scraping using bots for competitive intelligence has become widespread in commerce. Because of this evolution, it is more important than ever to protect your business against the theft of your prices and data by competitors.

There are numerous free lancers hired by your competitors out there who are manually scraping your website and stealing your data. Its high time online businesses start considering Anti Scraping solutions on their check list.

Remember the days during the early evolution of Internet? The menace of viruses on your PCs and laptops made it impossible to have a productive day on web. Anti-Virus solutions came to the rescue and started giving viruses a tough fight while protecting us from them. These days, we see no PC or a laptop without a security solution.

Similarly, the fight between the scrapers and anti scraping solutions is going to be a tougher one in the coming days. With Price wars among the e commerce sites, the increasing importance of the digital classifieds and the rise of aggregator sites have paved a way for a new war duel.

With the cut throat competition rising to new heights, protecting ones data from the competitors has become really difficult. Therefore, waging a war against the scrapers and malicious bots is a must. No wonder in saying that Anti-Scraping solutions are tomorrow’s Anti-virus solutions.

Learn about the online businesses who are already ahead of their competitors and have been successful in safeguarding their information.


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